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March 23, 1938 – Regina, SK
August 6, 2013 – Calgary, AB

James Niedermayer, beloved husband of Shirley of Calgary, passed away on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at the age of 75 years.

Jim was raised on a farm near Vibank, Saskatchewan, moved to Alberta, and settled in Calgary to become a carpenter at the Holy Cross Hospital. He retired in 1994 to enjoy his beloved garage working with wood, building patio furniture, garden animals, anything that created sawdust. He also enjoyed most sports and spoiling his cats.

Besides his loving wife Shirley, James is survived by his brother Charlie (Christine); sisters Betty (Mitch), Kathy (Ed), Gert (Horst) and Anne (Garry); his daughter Shelly (Norm); brothers-in-law Bill and Guy; and sister-in-law Eleanor.

Jim was predeceased by his parents John and Rose Niedermayer; brother Leo; sister Louise; and sister-in-law Ellen.

A Celebration of Jim’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. A special thanks to his family doctor Dr. Bolduc, Dr. Patricia Tang at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, along with the home care nurses. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Jim Niedermayer, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.

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  1. Dear Aunt Shirley,

    I can not find words more eloquent, than those of Wenonah Stevens Abbot.

    _A Soul’s Soliloquy

    Today the journey is ended,
    I have worked out the mandates of fate;
    Naked, alone, undefended,
    I knock at the Uttermost Gate.
    Behind is life and its longing,
    Its trial, its trouble, its sorrow;
    Beyond is the Infinite Morning
    Of a day without a tomorrow.

    Go back to dust and decay,
    Body, grown weary and old;
    You are worthless to me from today-
    No longer my soul can you hold.
    I lay you down gladly forever
    For a life that is better than this;
    I go where partings ne’ver sever
    You into oblivion’s abyss.

    Lo, the gate swings wide at my knocking,
    Across endless reaches I see
    Lost friends with laughter come flocking
    To give a glad welcome to me.
    Farewell, the maze has been threaded,
    This is the ending of strife;
    Say not that death should be dreaded-
    ‘Tis but the beginning of life.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.
    G. Jalufka, Regina

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  2. Marg and Ross Post :

    Hi Shirley what a lovely picture of your Jim. We always had a good laugh and Jim was always a pleasure to visit with. We know you will miss him and life will not be the same but we will all remember the fun times. Ross and I are thinking of you now at this sad time.

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  3. The Glavin Family :

    Dear Kathy,
    So sorry to read of your bother’s passing. We are hoping you are the Kathy who taught school in Mount Carmel.
    The Glavin Family

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